A longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Wednesday, October 19th, at the age of 95. Barbara was born in Canada in 1927, the daughter of Enoch and Naiomi Shirran. She was raised in Newfoundland, Canada, and moved to the US at the age of 17, settling in the Malden area with her family. In 1947, she married her sweetheart, Lawrence B. Brooks, and the two settled down together to raise their family. They shared over 50 years together until Lawrences passing in 1998. She was a member of the First Church Congregational in Malden for over 50 years. She worked for the City of Malden providing food services at the Linden School, High School, and their Central Kitchen. Barbara enjoyed knitting, sewing, and playing cards. She also enjoyed living at the Davenport Memorial Home in Malden for over a decade.
She is survived by her children, Willam L. Brooks and wife Karen of Spring, TX, and Pamela L. DiMente and husband John of North Billerica, her son in law Thomas Harris of Pelham, NH, as well as 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, her daughter Barbara Harris, and her sons Phillip L Brooks and Sgt. David B. Brooks, her brothers Frank, Clarence, Hubert, Wesley, William, George Shirran, and her sister Lydia Billard.
The Family would like to thank the staff of Sunny Acres Nursing Home and Beacon Hospice for all their caring love.
Funeral services were held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Monday, Oct 24th, followed by interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.